Testimonials

Excellent surgeon, great comms and follow up

Mr Jairaj is very professional and makes you feel completely at ease

Paul is an extremely competent and caring surgeon

Diagnosed my injury straight away. Was knowledgeable, polite, efficient and saw me quickly

Very helpful and friendly

I always felt informed and free to ask questions

Clear advice and operation has gone very well

Knows what he is talking about, understands my problems and issues

Confident and clear explanation of things

Have recommended him to someone a couple of years ago and she was so impressed as well

Highly knowledgeable in his field, very calming and a thoroughly nice guy

He finds the time to follow up and see you with a genuine and firm interest

Paul is a consummate professional, very transparent which I really appreciate

Paul takes a conservative approach - important as he does not take unnecessary risks with patient hips

I have had three hip procedures with Paul and have recommended him to others

Knee arthroscopic surgery

Ann Gordon
2019

I consulted Paul Jairaj after suffering for  sometime with a painful left knee - it was particularly painful on going upstairs and also after playing tennis. I had spoken to my GP and she had thought better to leave alone but it was deteriorating, so I decided to ask friends for a recommendation and Paul’s name come up. I found him very personable and professional from the start. I decided to proceed with an arthroscopy which took place at the end of November 2019 - I am 67 and well in all other respects. Paul found a large fat pad within my knee which had to be reduced. Recovery went to plan and with the assistance of a very good local physiotherapist, I was soon walking easily and with no pain. Within 4 months I was back playing tennis , almost pain free, which had been my aim.
Paul was very professional and businesslike from the start and took time to explain various possibilities so that I could make my own decisions about what could be achieved. Paul is very friendly and approachable and I would certainly recommend him. He also has a very efficient and charming secretary who was very helpful too. If I have the misfortune to require further treatment, I would return to him.

Patient Specific Hip Replacement

David Cliffe

I am a fit and very active 68 year old who enjoys cycling, golf, distance walking and much gardening. My right hip had given me intermittent pain for some years, but in a few months in 2019 deteriorated rapidly and severely making it painful to walk a few hundred yards, and making golf, cycling, and serious walking impossible. Paul Jairaj carried out a right hip replacement in October 2019 at the London Bridge Hospital. After three months I was playing golf, able to walk 10 miles plus; and was back cycling 30 miles after five months - always pain free.
From my initial assessment with Paul Jairaj, everything was explained clearly and simply, and all questions answered in a similar manner. Paul and his office were very efficient and communicated very well. In particular I was impressed with the importance Paul placed the correct recovery programme post-procedure, to the extent of talking to my physiotherapist concerning my personal programme. Perhaps above everything, Paul was friendly, professional, and gave me great confidence in him, the surgery, and outcome.

Knee arthroscopic surgery

Paul Steggle

Further to my operation in December of last year I wanted to drop you a line of thanks. As you are aware, I was having trouble carrying out daily exercise and even found that walking was being restricted by the pain that I was experiencing. I was extremely surprised as to how quickly I was up and about after the procedure and even managed to get back on the golf course within 5 weeks of the operation, which I am truly thankful for.

I would definitely recommend anyone needing a knee operation to seek your services as you made me feel comfortable from the initial consultation to the final discharge and were very clear in your explanations of why and how you were going to perform the procedure. Thank you again.

Hip Arthroscopic Surgery

Louise Hannah

Paul was recommended to me by my spine surgeon as I had been suffering from pain in my left hip for two years.  I’d previously seen another hip specialist who had diagnosed a small tear in the cartilage around the hip.  However, Paul also flagged that I had a cam lesion (where the hip bone is too big for the socket) and that this had caused the cartilage surrounding the hip bone to become detached.  I had an operation to remove some of the bone and reattach the cartilage.  It later transpired I had the same issue on my right hip, for which Paul performed the same operation.  Paul did a great job on both hips and twelve months on I have no pain and am back to my normal sports activities.  Paul is very thorough, pays attention to detail, was happy to answer all of my questions (I had a lot!) and explain the scans thoroughly.  Paul was passionate at all times about helping me and getting the best outcomes and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Patient Specific Knee Replacement

William Wellbelove

Excess sport as a younger man combined with advancing age, left me with a “worn out” left knee. I presented to Mr Paul Jairaj in exceptional pain, and barely able to walk. Having had a traditional right-knee replacement some years previously, I thought I knew what to expect.

From our first meeting Mr Jairaj went to great lengths to ensure myself and my family felt like partners in the process of deciding the optimum treatment.  He listened assiduously to my concerns, to my desired outcomes and engaged in meaningful discussion about my options.

It was agreed that a customised 3D-printed knee would allow for a speedier recovery and a better outcome than the more traditional knee replacement that I had had before and was anticipating.  This very much proved to be the case. Post operation (April 2019) I could walk with good form, without crutches, at 9 days.

The post-operative care was excellent. In addition to regular contact, I was guided towards an excellent physiotherapist and recommended to use a "Game Ready" machine to aid recovery and reduce swelling and pain. The operation was so successful that just 5 months later I walked the notoriously challenging 100-mile West Highland Way. A testimony to Mr Jairaj's skill as a surgeon, the technology he employed and the recovery plan he set.

Arthroscopic ACL Surgery

Charlotte Albion

Dancing in my high heels at my big 50 party I was suddenly struck by the most excruciating knee pain, unable to hold my bodyweight and carried off to A&E! Dependent on my body for work, I was unable to teach or treat my Pilates Rehab clients.

Paul swiftly organised an initial appointment on Tuesday at 8.30am, following my accident over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Immediately I felt in safe hands, he is very calm, empathetic, recognised my pain, and undertook a gentle examination of my knee. After an MRI Paul confirmed I had torn my ACL and had a bucket handle meniscus tear, both required surgery.

Following the operation Paul popped in to say the operation had gone well. He stayed conversing with my visitors and I for well over an hour, well beyond his call of duty! I felt excellently cared for and very lucky to be under his care.

Throughout all of this I had questioned the reality of returning to my work training STOTT Pilates teachers as some of the advanced exercises are challenging which I need to demonstrate well to student teachers. Despite this my rehabilitation was rapid. I was back at work after six weeks and now two years on as able as I was prior to my operation to demonstrate even the most challenging exercises, and dance in my heels again!

Knee arthroscopic surgery

Jim Dickson

12 months ago, my knee was affecting my everyday life, literally walking any distance was becoming an issue, let alone my passion for running and cycling - for someone who has always led an active life, this was starting to affect my mental wellbeing.

During an 18 month period, I had tried physio, strength exercises, even various injections, until I finally decided to speak to Dr Paul Jairaj as nothing was improving my knee condition, my mobility was actually getting worse - Paul was a breath of fresh air, he talked me through the options and whilst nothing can be guaranteed, his plain speaking around the condition of my knee and what his proposal was, inspired me with confidence - so many people had been negative towards my ultimate goal of taking regular exercise, that I doubted I would ever run again

I was dealt with swiftly and all scenarios were explained in perfectly understandable details, from the reception team through to the hospital care and after care - each team were friendly and helpful, I followed all their advice on my recovery - and here I am 10 months later, running freely, cycling and taking regular exercise, free from pain.

Patient Specific Hip Replacement

RM

My patient experience was excellent from start to finish. Mr Jairaj provided a very balanced and measured view as to the need for surgery and the positive and negative elements – he was never promotional. The operation itself went extremely well and his attentiveness during the hospital stay was terrific. Post-operation he continued to take a very keen interest in my recovery and provided invaluable guidance for many months.

Patient Specific Knee Replacement

Angeline Rosner

On the 27th of February 2019 I had a total knee replacement under the care of Mr Paul Jairaj. Having had a left hip replacement done the year before, I was expecting my recovery period to be much more traumatic as everybody will tell you that the knee is far more complicated than a hip.

To my amazement I was up on the same day of the operation to do go to the bathroom and after a good night sleep, I was fit to start my exercise regime. I was fortunate to have quick flexibility in the knee and was ready to go home on the 3rd day!

I attended therapy on the 7th day (my physiotherapist could not believe that I was doing so well) and a funeral service 8 days post op. I progressed extremely well and went back to the office after 3 weeks and I have not looked back. I am sure with the great skills and advice of Mr. Paul Jairaj and the recommended "Symbios" implant it would not have been such an amazing journey. Many thanks to Mr. Jairaj and the nursing staff at the London Bridge Hospital.

photograph of Lee Taylor

Articular Cartilage Preservation and Repair

Lee Taylor

Further to my recent knee arthroscopy, I would like to thank you for your care and skill in ensuring that I had a positive experience and healthy outcome. I am now pain free and have made a full recovery within 6 months of having the surgery. You and your team ensured that I was kept fully prepared and informed of the arrangements, procedure and aftercare that was required.

I would certainly recommend that any of my friends or relations suffering from similar injuries contact you for advice and treatment.

Patient Specific Knee Replacement

Richard Horlor

I suffered a severe impact injury to my left knee in 1978. I recovered enough to run three marathons and undertake long-distance walking but over the next 30-40 years, despite two arthroscopies, the joint had little viable cartilage left and the bone on the tibia began to die (Osteonecrosis). Walking became increasingly painful, the joint felt like broken glass being crushed into it and my gait, which by now had developed a severe limp and affected my hip alignment, was deteriorating to accommodate the pain.

Paul had undertaken the second knee arthroscopy but now two years or so later he clearly set out and discussed my options with myself and my wife. Paul has a very comfortable manner and exuded confidence without arrogance. After discussing my expectations (I wanted to continue skiing and hiking in the Pyrenees and Alps) he recommended a Total Knee Replacement using the Conformis system of 3D printing a new knee joint bespoke to my anatomy.

After the surgery the recovery was very rapid and with the aid of the recommended Physiotherapy, Ice Therapy to reduce the swelling and later Yoga to improve my range of movement, I am walking and skiing without pain. 16 months later, I have just completed a week of arduous off-piste skiing in Klosters and 6 days of hut-to-hut ski touring in Austria and Switzerland without pain. (at least 10km walking each day).

The joint and surgery - fantastic! Worth every penny and I am so grateful to Paul and his team for giving me my outdoor life back!

Patient Specific Hip Replacement

Paul Huddlestone

I am 68 years old and received surgery for two replacement hips on separate occasions just over two years apart, both of which were undertaken by Paul Jairaj.

I have led a very active lifestyle and wished to continue to be active in my later years. Although I was not in great pain with my hips, I had become restricted to limited walking and discomfort was mounting. I had therefore ceased to be active and I was concerned that my problems would no longer allow me the freedom of choice of the past.

I met with Mr Jairaj and from that moment onwards I felt that I was in good hands. There was a full review and screening of my problems with full explanation, which gave me the confidence to proceed with my first hip replacement. The recovery time was amazing and the care and attention provided by Paul and his team, together with the excellent support of London Bridge Hospital and its staff, could not be faulted.

Both replacement hips have been fantastic and allowed me to recover to the extent that I do not even think about the fact that the hips are not my own! I have been able to partake in nearly all my previous activities and have even been able to complete the 5K Park Runs in very good times. I cannot thank Paul and his team enough for the opportunity to regain my active lifestyle as well as participating and enjoying in all the fun of family activities.

Patient Specific Hip Replacement

Aaron Lloyd
London , 2019

I first organised an appointment with Mr Jairaj in the middle of June 2019 to see him for a consultation at the Shard. Upon arrival the facilities at the Shard were brilliant and all the staff were really helpful. In the consultation with Mr Jairaj he took a detailed history of problems I have been having regarding my left hip. We took our time and I didn’t feel rushed at all like I have for other appointments previously with other consultants.

I was referred for MRI CT and also X-ray. When I went back to see him for a follow up we discussed my options and went over the results of the scans. I had absolutely no cartilage in my hip and the bones were rubbing that badly that part of my bone was cracking and wearing away. I felt completely at ease and felt that every option was explained in the simplest of terms for me, as I am not medically trained myself. After having a chat with him it was pretty obvious that surgery to have a full hip replacement would be the best thing for me even though I was only 24 years old. Mr Jairaj said it was entirely my decision as to what to do and he did not force me once to go ahead with surgery, but it was the best option for me to do.

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Patient Specific Hip Replacement

Geoff Gyte

I was referred to Paul Jairaj, Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon practising at London Bridge Hospital, by the physio clinic I was attending in Sevenoaks. He first carried out a very successful replacement right knee operation in 2016, and then in 2018, following the development of a very painful right hip, a replacement hip operation. Paul has proved to be a top notch surgeon. He is delightfully personable and instils complete confidence. I have been so pleased with the surgery he has done for me. I am completely back to full fitness.